The WV Regional Jail Authority – South Central Regional Jail is Regional Facility facility that incarcerates offenders for law enforcement in Jackson and surrounding counties to share in the cost of housing inmates. The facility is fenced and razor wired and has a medium ratio of correctional officers to inmates. The inmate movements are monitored but there is ample time recreation outdoors. The facility provides incarcerated persons with the op portunities for self-improvement and rehabilitation by participating in programs geared to vocational opportunities which are known to reduce recidivism.This prison is deemed a regional facility because it is used by multiple jurisdictions of the state where two or more jurisdictions share in both the initial construction and ongoing operating costs. Representatives of the jurisdictions jointly organize, administer, operate, and finance the facilities through an annual budget. The operation of the facility is much like a prison versus a jail where they the living quarters are in "pods" with a large common area where the tables and chairs are affixed to the floor. There are individual cells placed on two levels with stairs on either end. Controlled movements - the inmates can not leave the pod unless they are escorted by unarmed correctional officers (COs) - whether it is a trip to the commissary, the library or the recreation area, there is constant supervision.  An inmate's day starts with wake-up at 5:30 a.m. and breakfast is served from 6-6:30 a.m. Offenders report to their assignment jobs at 7:30 a.m. Every offender who is physically able has a job in the prison system. Offenders are not paid for their work, but they can earn privileges as a result of good work habits. Offenders also learn job skills that can help them find employment when released from their commitment term.

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